Internet Research

ObjectiveTo teach children how to search the internet for accurate and relevant information.
Description Internet

Have your kids do a simple research project on a topic of their choosing.

Steps:

1. Ask your child what topic they would like to know more about. Possible topics could include animals, dinosaurs, pirates, different countries, sports etc.

2. Ask your children what they already know about the topic.

3. Ask them what they would like to know about the topic and write down two or three questions that your kids would like to answer.

4. Go on the computer with your child and show them how to search for the information that they are looking for. You may want to demonstrate the first question and then have them look for the information on the second question.

5. Write down the answers to the questions once you find them. 

For younger kids You may want to use a kid friendly search engine like KidzSearch. This will give your children practice searching the web and they will have easier access to relevant and accurate information.

For older kids and teens you may want to teach them some upper level search engine skills (using quotation marks and linking key words with 'and' etc.) you will also want to go over how to safely search the web. 

 

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Mark this activity as complete when your child has researched one topic using the internet.

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Age Range 6    7    8    9    10    11    12    13    14   
Activity Type Lesson
Tags Computer Literacy  Linguistic Intelligence 
CreatedCindyCindy
Last ModifiedRobRob

References

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Cyber Smart! Student Curriculum

Here are a multitude of activities and lessons on Research and Information Fluency for kids K-12. The curriculum is intended for classroom use but it could be easily adapted for home use. The printable activity sheets are attractive and well laid-out and you could easily work through them with your kids.

Research and Information Literacy

ABC Teach

Here are some printable worksheets that you could use for an internet research project.

Research and Report Forms

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